Willingness to Pay For Long-Term Health Care Financing in Côte d’Ivoire
S-A W. Dobe-Gbratto

Background: Based on Community-based health care financing schemes experience, this paper analyses people’s willingness-to-pay for long-term health care in Côte d’Ivoire. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in the Autonomous District of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) between March and June 2010, as part of our doctoral thesis in Economics.The study sample was constructed using a two-stage random sample, resulting in the choice of 464 households.We use econometric analysis to find factors affecting willingness to pay decision, using aselection model. Findings: The results show that Ivoirians are in favor of disease risks pooling systems. The mean member is willing to pay 10 963.86 FCFA per month to receive health care in any community-based health care financing scheme.Potential member can be a household that has already been a member of any association, which belong to poor or middle class, and resides far from a health facility. Typical potential payer can be any household whose leader is young, has any level of education and is rich. Conclusion: Information’s on characteristics of potential adherentsand their amount of willingness to pay can be helpful to improve feasibility and sustainability of the “Couverture Maladie Universelle” recently implemented by the government.

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